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The Best Episodes of Powers

Every episode of Powers ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Powers!

Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?

Genres:DramaSci-Fi & Fantasy

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Powers" is "Origins", rated 7.9/10 from 111 user votes. It was directed by J. Miller Tobin and written by David Simkins. "Origins" aired on 6/28/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Slain Dragons".

  • Origins
    7.9/10 111 votes

    #1 - Origins

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-06-28

    The origins of SuperShock’s complicated and mysterious relationship with Retro Girl are revealed, as Calista, Sgt. Martinez and Zora team up to fill the Powers void left in her absence. The disgraced Senator Brown’s body is discovered, catapulting newly reinstated detectives, Walker and Pilgrim into the investigation.

    Director: J. Miller Tobin

    Writer: David Simkins

  • Slain Dragons
    7.9/10 105 votes

    #2 - Slain Dragons

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-07-12

    Powers start dropping from the sky and Walker suspects an old friend is behind it. Pilgrim pursues Ghost believing he is responsible. Calista confronts SuperShock but the encounter causes her to reconsider being a power.

    Director: Aaron Lipstadt

    Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

  • Devil in a Garbage Bag
    7.8/10 258 votes

    #3 - Devil in a Garbage Bag

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-03-10

    Johnny realizes that's his new drug is dangerous, but is it too late to stop Wolf before all hell breaks loose?

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: Allison Moore

  • Paint It Black
    7.7/10 222 votes

    #4 - Paint It Black

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-03-24

    As Retro Girl, Zora and the heroes of the world rush to stop the escape of Wolfe from The Shaft, Walker realizes he must face him alone, the inevitable clash between mentor and disciple that will unravel the deep-seated history between them.

    Director: Bill Eagles

    Writer: Julie Siege

  • F@#K the Big Chiller
    7.7/10 189 votes

    #5 - F@#K the Big Chiller

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-04-28

    Wolfe has escaped prison, it is now up to Christian and Co to stop his reign of terror from sucking the life of all the power teens that took Sway.

    Director: Mikael Salomon

    Writer: Charlie Huston, Allison Moore

  • Mickey Rooney Cries No More
    7.6/10 289 votes

    #6 - Mickey Rooney Cries No More

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-03-10

    As a lethal powers-enhancing drug is unleashed on the public, Detectives Walker and Pilgrim seek out the criminal mastermind behind it with the help of iconic Power, Retro Girl. As clues come to light, Walker considers the possibility that Wolfe, his dangerous former mentor turned nemesis, might have the answers he seeks.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: David Paul Francis

  • Level 13
    7.6/10 183 votes

    #7 - Level 13

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-04-21

    Walker decides how far he is willing to go to regain his powers, as Johnny Royalle sets the plan in motion to kill Wolfe. Meanwhile, the Powers division tries to catch Royalle in the act and discover where Walker's true allegiance lies.

    Director: Bill Eagles

    Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

  • Requiem
    7.6/10 105 votes

    #8 - Requiem

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-06-21

    As Calista is about to be crowned the newest shining star of the Powers universe by Conrad Moody III, CEO of the most powerful Powers merchandising company on the planet, a valuable member of the community is murdered. With Walker and Pilgrim suspended, they are powerless to stop the city from unraveling around them.

    Director: Aaron Lipstadt

    Writer: Linda McGibney

  • Chasing Ghosts
    7.6/10 106 votes

    #9 - Chasing Ghosts

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-07-05

    Walker learns that something isn’t quite right with SuperShock, while Pilgrim and Kutter investigate an elusive “Ghost.” Calista’s estranged father unexpectedly comes to town.

    Director: Matt Earl Beesley

    Writer: Mac Marshall

  • Caracas 1967
    7.5/10 148 votes

    #10 - Caracas 1967

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-05-31

    The world is turned upside down by the seemingly impossible and horrifying murder of retro girl. Pressure is on the powers division to bring the perpetrator to Justice, but when Walker is pulled off the case for being too close to the victim, and may be a suspect himself, he must go off-the-books to avenge the woman he loved.

    Director: Mikael Salomon

    Writer: Remi Aubuchon

  • Hell Night
    7.5/10 129 votes

    #11 - Hell Night

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-05-31

    Commander Cross unofficially reopens the Retro girl case, ordering Pilgrim and Walker to lead a covert investigation that may put them in a life-threatening situation. Meanwhile, Los Angeles goes in lockdown mode as gang warfare reaches a fever pitch, pulling the revered Power, SuperShock out of retirement.

    Director: Mikael Salomon

    Writer: David Simkins

  • Legacy
    7.5/10 120 votes

    #12 - Legacy

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-07-19

    Powers Division and New Unity plan to capture SuperShock by using The Ghost as bait, but all does not go according to plan, and each would-be-hero must rise to the occasion or suffer the terrible consequences.

    Director: Mikael Salomon

    Writer: Michael Avon Oeming

  • Aha Shake Heartbreak
    7.4/10 188 votes

    #13 - Aha Shake Heartbreak

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-04-14

    In order to persuade him to join his new cause to annihilate Wolfe, Royalle reveals to Walker the true nature of Sway and the inevitable devastation it will cause if Wolfe ever escapes. Meanwhile, as the message of Chaotic Chick spreads rapidly with fatal results, it finds its biggest platform yet in a publicity stunt orchestrated for Retro Girl's charitable foundation.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Julie Siege

  • Funeral of the Century
    7.4/10 141 votes

    #14 - Funeral of the Century

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-05-31

    On the day of Retro Girl's funeral, Detectives Walker and Pilgrim prepare to combat violence between rival gangs The Quantums and The Hacks. Hoping to fill her place, Calista makes her public debut as New Retro Girl. Still reeling from Retro Girl's death, and with her murder officially closed, Walker doggedly pursues a suspect he believes to be the real murderer.

    Director: Rod Hardy

    Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

  • Stealing Fire
    7.4/10 120 votes

    #15 - Stealing Fire

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-06-07

    New evidence suggests the main suspect and Retro Girl's murder may be a rare power gone rogue. With contempt between the Powers Division and the FBI escalating to a breaking point, Walker attempts to gain Agent Lange's trust.

    Director: Jonathan Frakes

    Writer: Ben Edlund

  • Shaking the Tree
    7.3/10 108 votes

    #16 - Shaking the Tree

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-06-14

    In the aftermath of a catastrophic political scandal, Walker and Pilgrim investigate a high-priority suspect and uncover shocking government connections. Meanwhile Triphammer is determined to create a new Powers team, recruiting Zora and a new protégé, Sgt. Tiberio Martinez.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Allison Moore

  • Like a Power
    7.2/10 325 votes

    #17 - Like a Power

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-03-10

    After Calista tries to find her powers in a more drastic way, she meets RetroGirl whom Christian knows more about than he's letting on. Meanwhile his partner makes her first official Powers arrest. After a while Christian becomes more suspicious about Johnny Royalle's death, and visits Wolf to seek his help.

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Charlie Huston

  • You Are Not It
    7.2/10 192 votes

    #18 - You Are Not It

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-04-07

    After Wolfe pleads to end his life, Walker and Pilgrim must act quickly to stop Johnny Royalle from meeting with Wolfe in The Shaft. Meanwhile Zora struggles with her newfound fame, while Calista becomes more desperate to discover if she truly is a Power.

    Director: Aaron Lipstadt

    Writer: Allison Moore, Remi Aubuchon

  • Pilot
    7.0/10 486 votes

    #19 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-03-10

    Walker and Pilgrim investigate the death of Olympia, a renowned superhero who is found dead in a sleazy apartment with no clothing and no sign of injury. Information emerges about Olympia's controversial sex life, which may have played a role in his death.

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Charlie Huston

  • The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit
    6.9/10 206 votes

    #20 - The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-03-31

    In the wake of the battle to stop Wolfe, the Powers division gathers to mourn the loss of their fellow officers, while Walker seeks answers about his own future and the possibility of becoming Diamond once again. After seeing the uncertain and dangerous side effects of Sway first-hand Johnny Royalle begins unsavory experiments on known subjects of the drug.

    Director: Mikael Salomon

    Writer: David Paul Francis, Allison Moore